COLUMBUS, OH – Diversity drives innovation and growth. It’s not just a cool idea – it’s a fact reported by sources like the Harvard Business Review. That’s why employers are hungry for diversity in IT departments. Businesses in Columbus will have their pick of some of the best new and diverse talent at the We Can Code IT Career Day and recruiting event on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. – noon at the OSU Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. Free beverages and refreshments will be served.

Employers will see team presentations by more than 20 of the best and brightest new software developers, all graduates of the rigorous We Can Code IT boot camp. They will showcase real application projects highlighting their coding expertise, teamwork, creativity and presentation skills. The graduates are then seated at tables for 10-minute “speed recruiting” meetings where employers can ask questions, see recent work, and take notes for potential employment follow-up.

We Can Code IT has earned a reputation in both Cleveland and Columbus with its unique mission to improve inclusion and diversity in tech fields. The seeds of the organization were planted in 2013 when successful software developer Mel McGee was asked to teach other women the computer coding skills needed to enter the field. We Can Code IT has become one of Cleveland’s highest-ranked coding schools based on the industry review site, CourseReport.com.

The April 17 Career Day is open to all employers and free of charge. RSVP is required by going to www.WeCanCodeIT.org at the Hire Our Grads tab or call Leslie Evans at 844-932-2626 ext 709 or email leslie@wecancodeit.org

Students interested in registering for an upcoming boot camp can learn more and take the assessment test at WeCanCodeIT.org.


We Can Code IT teaches people how to code, with a special emphasis on inclusion and diversity in tech. With locations in Cleveland and Columbus, We Can Code IT is bridging the gap for those underrepresented in tech by graduating 80% women and people of color. Founded by a female developer with over 20 years of experience, WCCI is a diverse group of experienced programmers and teachers who provide the training and career support that students need. Interested students can take a free online assessment and register for full time or part time courses at WeCanCodeIT.org